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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > New Prince’s Album Distributed Online Unofficially

New Prince’s Album Distributed Online Unofficially

New Prince’s Album Distributed Online Unofficially

Added: Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
As you might remember, pop star Prince used to avoid digital retailers like iTunes, explaining it by the Apple’s reluctance to pay him in advance.Instead he intended to turn to distributing free copies of his new album with some of the European magazines and newspapers. Unsurprisingly, fans have responded to the artist by distributing the 20Ten digital copies themselves through BitTorrent tracker websites all over the world.


Last week Prince had announced that the Internet is completely over, and that’s why he tried to avoid it with his latest album release. Instead he trusted better different European newspapers and magazines, deciding to distribute free copies of the album with them. He said he couldn’t see the reason to give his new album to iTunes or others, if they wouldn’t pay him an advance and just get angry for not getting it.

Well, last Saturday the 20Ten was distributed free, as promised, with The Daily Mirror, and fans were fast to distribute the digital copy of the CD elsewhere. It has been for very long time now that BitTorrent tracker websites were the most popular ways to distribute digital versions of a music album, with eBay and Amazon for distributing physical copies.

So, trackers have just done what Prince refused to do. In fact, by refusing to deal with online retailers like iTunes and trying to sell only physical copies of 20Ten, an artist has simply alienated his listeners living outside the United Kingdom. Moreover, Prince’s intention to avoid digital distribution may raise some “fair-use” exemption claims in case the performer decides to prosecute illegal file-sharers. As in the case of accused Joel Tenenbaum, the Judge Nancy Gertner allowed for a “fair-use” exemption for unauthorized file-sharing that occurred prior to industry’s offer of legal alternatives to purchase content. What the judge ruled was that users who shared files illicitly before digital content could be bought legally, but later turned to paid outlets are subject to using a fair-use defense. Although it is not quite clear if the exemption could be applied to file-sharing cases occurred after 2003, the inability to legally receive digital copies of the music CDs could be argued anyway.

The only conclusion Prince and everyone else can make from the story is that P2P will always provide people with what the creator refuses to provide.

July 17th, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-07-17 20:29:56)
abhi4991 avatarWow ! Gr8 atleast Prince can come to know the fact that P2P Network will be avail. everywhere & people of European cannot be trusted too ! ! !

posted by Blocked (2010-07-17 21:31:01)
menahunie avatarPrince is a strange person and he really shot himself in the foot. It is beyond me why he didn't do like RadioHead did and made money?

posted by (2010-07-17 22:34:28)
zarathusa88 avataronce again we proved the world u cant phuck with the europeans :lol and prince got his butt kicked badly .......thats what hapenes with dudes that try to fight us p2p users..they ger RIPPED hahahaha LmAo

posted by (2010-07-18 03:56:39)
capnmorgan5150 avatarFvck Prince, or whatever symbol he's callin himself these days. He's been washed up for decades and he's completely irrelevant.

posted by Blocked (2010-07-18 07:07:50)
minstrel avatarExactly, as a matter of fact you can find his new album right here on ET, so you can judge for yourself. For an artist non has any interest in people sure are grabbing up his new CD!

posted by (2010-07-18 22:08:25)
Darcman44 avatarI listened and seeded this album about 2 hours last night and let me tell u just a little bit about it. This album was better than Lotus Flower to me but not better than Musicology. I understand that you're supposed to evolve as an artist. With that said, 20Ten is not a bad album and it kinda feels like the old "Prince", "For You", "Controversy", "Dirty Mind" days only without the explicity and sexuality. The album is funky as hell and as usual, he doesn't disappoint with the slow jams. Hell, It's a free download, Thank you for posting even though he didn't want us to have it via internet.
Prince needs to understand that this is a new generation of music lovers and chances are, only old schoolers are buying his stuff. Half of the new cats don't know shit about music, REAL MUSIC and the rest of us are disgusted because there's no longer such thing as real music (as in no drum machines). It's being seeded well and actually worth the bandwidth to give it a listen. My Rating 8.5/10

posted by (2010-07-19 03:19:46)
KazzGirl avatarTalk about sticking your head in the sand. I will just avoid the internet and it will go away. Yeh Right!

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